Joel Beres


 Intellectual Property and Technology at Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Topic: Understanding Individual Property Rights and avoiding pitfalls in your Practice

Topic Description:

Growing a practice often involves incorporating new software, systems, websites, and brands.  Incorporating those into an existing practice is a challenge, both logistically and legally. This session focuses on understanding the various intellectual property rights involved as your practice grows:  trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. We will discuss both how to avoid common pitfalls and how to build and protect your own intellectual property rights as you expand your practice.

Joel’s Bio:

With more than 25 years of Intellectual Property experience, Joel actively tries cases in both state and federal courts. A founding member and former co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group, he manages all aspects of infringement litigation for both federal and state courts, including trial and appellate practice. He has also prepared and prosecuted trademark and copyright applications, prosecuted and defended trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, negotiated and prepared trademark and copyright assignment and license agreements, and negotiated and prepared software licensing and consulting agreements.